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OLLI Reads -- What the Eyes Don't See
OLLI Reads, in Collaboration with Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read, presents Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, discussing her Book What the Eyes Don’t See – A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.? Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, is the founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint. Currently an associate professor of pediatrics and human development at the MSU College of Human Medicine, she has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts. She was one of the first to question whether lead was leaching from the city’s water pipes after an emergency manager switched the city’s water supply to the Flint River in 2014. OLLI Reads invites OLLI members to read together and discuss two books a year, non-fiction in the fall, fiction in the spring. This fall we are collaborating with Great Michigan Read, and other community partners, to enjoy participating in a wider project. Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read creates a statewide discussion each year on the humanities themes of a selected book. Through partnerships with libraries, schools, book clubs, and a wide range of other non-profit organizations, the Great Michigan Read facilitates statewide reading and programs to bridge communities with a common conversation. 9:30am Coffee 10:00-11:00am Discussion with Mona Hanna-Attisha, followed by Q&A 11:00am-Noon Light Lunch and Book Signing This event is free and open to the public; advanced registration is required and seating is limited. Books will be available to borrow from the OLLI Office as of September 10. This event is FREE. However, seats are limited and pre-registration is mandatory. To register for this event or for more information, please contact olli.info@umich.edu or call 734-998-9351. Issues with our online system design at this time only allow registration for free events if you have another event in your shopping cart for payment. Please email the OLLI office at olli.info@umich.edu and we will be happy to enter you into this lottery event.
Event Type : OLLI Reads      
Date(s) : 10/21/2019
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 9:30am-12:00pm
Location : Washtenaw Community Center, Morris Lawrence Building
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $0.00 (Free; advanced registration required. OLLI membership not required.)
Event Status : COMPLETED